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People Ride Horses Again!


My seven-year-old daughter came home and told me she had a crush on someone at school. She added that a different classmate had a crush on her. The situation, she explained, was quite complicated. 

Three days later, she walked up to me and said, “Dad, I have a question: What’s a crush?”

Letters to the editor

Institutional Pillars of Black Earth


The institutional pillars of the Black Earth Community are those organizations with major contributions of time from volunteers, which provide services to residents, businesses and non-governmental organizations, as well as to visitors to our community. 

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A life that is your own...


“[W]e must reflect that, when we reach the end of our days, our life experience will equal what we have paid attention to, whether by choice or default. We are at risk, without quite fully realizing it, of living lives that are less our own than we imagine.”

-Tim Wu, 

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A Classic Modern Mystery


Letters to the editor

Dear editor, 

Challenges and Opportunities for the Black Earth Electric Utility

The Village of Black Earth owns its electric utility--Black Earth Electric (BEE). BEE began providing electricity to Village customers in 1914.

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Grow your garden...


The Black Earth Library

We would like comment on how in recent years the Black Earth Public Library has improved service in various ways and what challenges it faces. 

Our library serves the people of the Village of Black Earth and Townships of Vermont, Black Earth, Berry and surrounding communities

1. Community Oriented

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The big picture


When you look at a photograph, you are seeing about one 60th of a second in time. That is all. I think this alone is sufficient proof of the importance of the small moments that make up our lives. 

The Book Nook

History Repeats Itself



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